Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : samba vulnerability (USN-2305-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 76991
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionVolker Lendecke discovered that the Samba NetBIOS name service daemon incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code as the root user.
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SolutionUpdate the affected samba package.